Thanksgiving Feast

Abba,

Thank you for displaying your love

again and again,

despite me… my frenetic anxiety and fears,

and for inviting me to your banqueting table,

laying out a feast

for a starved heart.

I drink in your presence

and peace overflows,

washing away the cares of this world.

Your Spirit effervesces in mine,

bubbling up joy,

lighting up my countenance,

making my face bright.

I feast on your Word,

your promises and instructions,

wholesome and good like fresh bread,

full from your goodness and faithfulness.

I draw close to the warmth of your love,

surrounded by you, your Son, and the Spirit,

resting my heart in your wisdom,

enjoying your rich silence.

I praise you for being my loving Abba.

Thank you for being my shelter,

my refuge and rest.

Thank you for being my food,

my strength and sustenance.

Thank you for being my covering,

my protection and defense.

Thank you for making the way

so I will feast eternally with you.

I am rich,

I’m grateful for you Abba today.

Amen.

Sweet Companionship

Lord,

You have shown me the Father,

gentle, generous, gracious, and kind,

good, wise, and perfect,

disciplining me for my good,

keeping me within pleasant boundaries

that are good for my soul.

You are my Provider,

meeting all my needs,

you are my Comforter,

you will never leave me nor forsake me.

You have given me everything I need,

every spiritual blessing

to walk in holiness and perfection in your eyes.

Help me to joyfully fellowship with you

in your suffering,

as you walked a stranger in this world.

Let me let go of my familiarity with the world,

to be your friend,

that my attachments to this world would fade away

in the light of your beautiful face,

and help me to just be still and walk

with you in the garden,

knowing there’s no other place I’d rather be

than with you as your companion.

I still my heart,

focusing my inward gaze upon you,

and I praise you and bless your Name.

Amen.

With Him

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Lord,

I thank you that when I surrendered to you,

you came in and made your home in the midst of my heart,

kindling a cozy fire within,

to draw close to you with all my thoughts and emotions,

making it alright, just to come and sit,

enjoy you, and be me.

I draw close to you,

in awe of the warmth of your silence,

the comfort of your strength,

the kindness of your presence.

You are safe.

You cover my weakness.

You restore my soul.

I come as I am,

broken, exhausted, and lost,

and I find you,

listening to me.

To my voice, my heart,

my starts and stops, my confusion.

Your questions arrest me,

make me think,

your Word changes me,

bringing light and restoration,

wholeness, life, and healing.

Surrendering to you,

I realize, has always meant empowering me,

to be wholly, fully, all that you created me to be.

Lord, I am yours,

and you are mine.

I love you.

Amen.